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Benin Arts: Back to its roots

By Guardian Exclusive
15 May 2019   |   6:20 pm   |   3m 0s
After invading the Benin kingdom in 1897 and stealing about 4,000 artifacts belonging to Nigeria, Britain has agreed to loan us back a few of our bronze plaques for a space of three years. The Edo state government and the Benin royal court are planning to build a museum in Benin in preparation of having our treasures come back to its roots.


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  • Paul Ekpe

    Why loaning what belongs to us. When Will Britain stop this master-servant relationship and why should Benin or Edo state accept lopsided arrangements. These are questions that beg for answers

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